by Kelley Hunter ©2005
SPRING SOLSTICE jump-starts us into the astrological year. It opens a
week thick with planetary turnings of the tide and emotional
paradigm-shifts, punctuated by a Full Moon in Aries-Libra. The following
calendar outlines the sequence of stimulating potentials.
March 19 MERCURY RETROGRADE
This trickster planet appears to go backward in the sky 3-4 times a year for
3 weeks at a time. Mercury retrograde is blamed for many mini-disasters and,
yes, cars can tend to break down, we play more telephone tag, and computers
want a vacation. But the world goes on--learn to use it.
Mercury retrograde is about RE-THINKING. For these three weeks it is asking
us to check our Aries impulsiveness and reconsider new ideas before we find
ourselves out on the proverbial limb. Impatient Aries starts a lot of fires,
but many go out, unattended. Why spend time on it if it isn’t really your
thing? What puts a sparkle in your eye and moves you to action? Think about
it twice…..THEN do it—after April 13.
March 20 SOLSTICE SUN ENTERS ARIES
and MARS ENTERS AQUARIUS
At best, Aries generates new initiatives with clarity and courage. Otherwise
it can ride roughshod over others, pushing its way rudely forward in a
trigger-happy manner. There are some of those people around.
Ruler of Aries, Mars has a big say in what’s going on. This planet activates
new social dynamics in Aquarius, stimulating groups of people to act.
Perhaps especially men. Mars comes into an interesting conjunction with
Chiron, evoking spiritual warriorship—see below. Who’s on your team?
Mythically Chiron is a unique being, a centaur who is a great teacher and
healer, but who cannot heal himself. His gifts are to help others. In
Aquarius, Mars suggests groups of men—troops, teams, clubs—shifting social
conscience and consciousness. But it’s not just men—it is about community
action. There’s that 60s song: “Come on, people, smile on your brother,
everybody get together and love one another right now.” That’s what it’s all
about, plus a little positive political action doesn’t hurt either. Chiron
aligns the spiritual, mental-emotional and physical levels, and will
literally point out where the energy isn’t moving through smoothly.
Do you know where is your Chiron is? Most everyone born 1955-1960 has Chiron
in Aquarius, with extended antennae tuning into the higher atmospheres. See
CHIRON SPECIAL below.
March 21 SATURN’S SLOW TURN AROUND
Saturn has been retrograde since November and is now turning face-forward to
finish its last months in the sign Cancer. Cancer is like a cow with seven
stomachs. After these Saturn retrograde months of deep feeling, careful
reflection, resolving old issues, working through hesitancies and fears,
Saturn says we’re DONE looking back. IT’s TIME, spring time – time for new
unfoldings, taking steps. Circumstances manifest (Saturn) in response to
needs (Cancer)—both personal and social. Where Saturn demonstrates lack,
Cancer wants to supply. Let it in, be open to the flow.
The BLACK MOON LILITH stands by Saturn, the Great Cosmic Mother
giving birth to whatever is needed. Ask her, name it. She will feed your
soul first, for what is of primary necessity is soul growth. When we open
our souls, all is provided. Remember the lilies of the field.
The VENUS-MARS DANCE
March 22 VENUS ENTER ARIES
March 23 Mars conj Chiron 2 Aquarius
March 24 Venus sextile Mars-Chiron
Venus has been hanging out with the Sun, enveloped by its light and
invisible to us. In May she will make her evening debut of the year.
Venus and the Sun=Sun Goddess. In Aries, she shines forth as Zena, Amazon
warrior-queen, acting with integrity and clarity. She sends a sexy sextile
glance over at Mars in Aquarius. Aries and Aquarius work well together,
stimulating a good emotional flow between Venus and Mars, the female-male
interaction. It takes a special man to appreciate and be a match for Zena.
Here is an early, lovely example:
Sophia, named for the goddess of wisdom, is having her Chiron return, at 0
degrees Aquarius. The Sabian Symbol is
OLD ADOBE MISSION NESTLED IN THE CALIFORNIA HILLS. Sophia lives in said
One recent night a man violently broke into her house. The police
responded—the town’s entire swat team, dozens of them, all brandishing
automatic weapons. Miraculously, nobody was hurt, not even the intruder. The
man was arrested then let free, pending a hearing. The neighborhood and the
police are on alert.
One young police officer had stayed with her for hours after the break-in.
Sophia sent a thank you card to her special protector: "You are truly Peace
Officers in the true sense of the word.” He came back by to check on her and
said they rarely get thanked for the work they do. He photocopied the card
and handed copies out to the entire task force.
Sophia reports: He told me the guys were all over the moon about this! It's
wonderful to imagine their reactions, because on one side I put stars and
butterflies around the text: You guys rock!"
From the heart of her Chiron return, Sophia says: People need to be reminded
how much beauty can come out of what seems like horrifying darkness. We all
need hope and inspiration...
March 25 EASTER FULL MOON in Aries-Libra
The Full Moon in Libra reflects the light of the Sun in Aries, looking for
cooperation. We can’t do it alone. This is the high-light and high tide of
the month. This first Full Moon after Spring Equinox marks Easter each year.
Here in the Caribbean, we can see the Easter bunny sitting in the Easter egg
of the Full Moon. You in more extreme latitutes, what do you see in your
Easter Moon egg?
March 26 PLUTO PULLS THE REINS
We can only take so much Plutonian transformation at a time. The Sagittarian
fires of inspiration and vision are to be fueled at a very deep iner level
until September, Pluto moves forward again.
Sabian Symbol for 25 Sagittarius:
RICH LITTLE BOY RIDES ON HIS BRIGHT-COLORED HORSE
We can play in our imagination to re-vision reality -- or escape from it.
Mythopoesis is a form of research in which storytelling is considered a
fundamental category of thinking and learning. Joan Halifax wrote:
Stories knit together the realities of past and future, of dreamed
and intended moments. They teach us how we perceive and
why we wonder.
What is the story you are telling yourself? Do you want to change this story
in your real life? Imagine possibilities with in all their brightest colors.
We have Pluto in Sagittarius for just a few more years, galloping on toward
further cosmic vistas. Let your imagination gallop to the stars, like a wild
Whiter than the snow and salt crystals
The flora of the night opens its petals
And grows, filling spaces of the sky
Where the azure horse neighs, kicks out, and bolts
Toward field covered with recent stars
Across harvests of stars and reflections
Of the fire of four horseshoes splashing the veils
He dives to the very depths of the milky darkness
Unfurling the ribbon of the abolished cycles….
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CHIRON READING—Where is Chiron in your chart? What does it mean to you that
Chiron is entering Aquarius? Chiron adds a unique dimension to your chart,
the maverick element, a daimonic guidance, a healing journey, a window into
past lives, a soul gift. Alice was having a Chiron transit when shse went
down the rabbit hole into an altered space-time realilty. Are you in one
now? Aren’t we all! Though irregular, Chiron has a 50-year orbit, so I am
offering a 50-minute reading for $50—until the April 8 eclipse.
Kelley Hunter lives in St. John, US Virgin Islands, where she leads star
gazing nights. She teaches with Self Centre International at Caneel Bay
Resort. Kelley recently earned her Ph.D. in an interdisciplinary combination
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Galactic Times for March 16, 2005
by Philip Sedgwick
Perhaps you noticed that last week there was no Galactic Times posting
by e-mail. Seems AOL and I had a couple of conversations about how many
e-mails can be sent per unit time. No worries. There is a solution. You
can go to
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the page and register your e-mail. You will be sent a confirming e-mail
that you must answer for the address to be included. And last week's
intended Galactic Times is posted in the 2005 Archived GT Folder.
Wait! Did you read
?? Yes, you did. I am not a Luddite, after
all. It just might seem that way, given the fixity in my chart. But I
now have a website. You can visit this current Galactic Times as well as
many archived ones, ask questions of my spiffy Galactic Oracle and get
free weekly horoscopes starting 3/20/2005. These scopes will be just
like the Space Scopes I used to write for scifi.com years ago. Cool,
huh? You can also order things from my store and you will be kept up to
date on all sorts of galactic things. Speaking of which, tell me
something I want to know, right?
Depending where in the world you are, Mercury goes retrograde on the
19th, the Sun enters Aries on the 20th and Saturn turns direct on the
21st. You've probably heard you astrologers caution you as to Mercury
retrogrades. Sure, everything having to do with paperwork, e-mail and
communication goes amuck. There is a way to work with Mercury retrograde
constructively. This Mercury retrograde occurs in Aries. First, take
your finger off the trigger of the rapid fire communication urge. Think,
before writing, speaking or screaming. Imagine what result will be
produced by blurting in the moment. Compare that with a spoonful of
restraint, possibly a dose of communicative pleasantry and a
well-thought statement. On 29 March, Mercury and the Earth align. At
this point, you can best attend to all wayward communications,
statements that require reissuing and soothing talk, e-mail or IM
On the northern side of the world Spring commences; in the Southern
Hemisphere fall begins. This change of seasons occurs at the equinox,
which more or less means equal night. A balance of light and dark
results in terms of actual daylight, and a resetting of cosmic balance
also applies. A critical turn in the natural ebb and flow of life causes
reflection, consideration and suggests the tidying up of disorderly
elements such that one's personal life matches the collective rhythms.
Even the simple aspect of the weather enforcing a change in the style of
one's dress symbolizes these shifts. The message seems simple. Things
are changing in the natural annual cycle. Act accordingly. What worked
three months ago, probably won't work now. Stay current. Stay timely.
Saturn offers a subtle little cycle of its own right now to enforce the
seasonal pattern. Actually, it's current stimulation takes us back
eighty-two days. Honest, it's worth counting back. Saturn offers half of
a 164 day cycle found in odd black hole system, SS 433, which it now
opposes as it stations to resume direct motion on the 21st.
SS433 dictates a need for clarity of one's own inner energy. This can
suggest the simple rest/effort axis or it can indicate the flow of
energy between the chakras in the body. Regardless, one must be in
synch. The Capricorn black hole entity that Saturn opposes insists upon
integrity. The issue of integrity arising here urges an individual to do
what they know to be their cosmic purpose in life regardless of other
factors. Consider this a reminder. Even though you have a job, family,
yard to rake, store to visit or e-mails to forward, you still have a
destiny and purpose for existence.
Truly, the last couple of weeks have tossed up a series of obstacles for
many to encounter. The ultimate application is to ask a simple question
that has a most difficult answer. Did the obstacles impede the path of
your progress toward purpose and destiny to confirm your commitment to
your life's cause, or did those buffets seek to remind you that a more
spirit-driven stratosphere exists at a different altitude and on a
different course? So hard to know.
The trinity of planetary effects at hand helps reshape the purposeful
course in life. Mercury offers mental pause, reconsideration and the
re-articulation of principal issues. The Sun's seasonal reference urges
a good clearing out of debris, restoration of longer range vision and
the recreation of vitality. Saturn's change of course provides a
correction toward one's more cosmic drive in life, regardless of a touch
of an "on the edge" feeling.
It's a gourmet feast of planetary and galactic energies. Strive to be
PLEASE NOTE: The Galactic Times will be sent through AOL only a few more
times. You must opt in to receive it by e-mail as of April 20th. At that
point, the GT will appear under Star Blogs on my site and sent only to
those who registered their e-mail on my site (no addresses will be sold
If you are a website posting the Galactic Times, please feel free to
continue to do so. If you have a banner, I would be pleased to post in
on my "Links" page. You may link to my website and may use the banner
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Copyright, 2005, Philip Sedgwick, all rights reserved.
ASPECTS ~ Tomorrow's news today.
By national best selling author and lecturer Timothy Curley.
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Friday, March 18th, 2005
As promised, below is the second and final installment of the two-part
Aspects' Spring Equinox series. The previous installment discussed last
Sunday's Jupiter trine Neptune aspect whose energy created a natural
pathway to higher consciousness. This recent energy corridor leads
directly to this Sunday's spring equinox. This confluence of energy
assists in setting the global energy stage, which will allow you to more
fully capture the powerful fresh birthing energy available to you only
during the equinox.
The second exciting installment of the series (below) explains how to
easily capture this energy during a simple yet joyful celebration making
the spirit of Spring Equinox 2005 available to you throughout the year.
Star Portal (a personal one-year forecast based on your birth data) is
still available at its special prepublication price of only $20 (regular
price $35). Spring equinox is the perfect time to purchase Star Portal
and preview your forthcoming major astrological influences.
For more information or to order Star Portal, click on the link directly
Take time now to enjoy your Spring Equinox Aspects article. And begin
making your plans for a simple, joyful, and productive equinox
ASPECTS - Spring Equinox 2005 celebration (Sunday March 20 4:34 AM
Spring equinox is rapidly approaching as our Sun moves closer and closer
to Earth's equator. This special, powerful, and unique time of year
heralds the birth of new energy. During the equinox the entire planet is
bathed in transformational fresh solar vitality. The new spring energy
by clearing the path of the old and birthing the new.
Translated literally, equinox means "equal night." Because the sun is
positioned directly above the equator, day and night are equal in length
during the spring equinox. Thus, it is an astrological global event. It
is one of the four great solar festivals of the year. In addition, each
spring equinox marks the beginning of the very first sign of the Zodiac,
Aries. Anything done during this period will be charged with the energy
of new birth, vitality, and freshness.
As a special feature and as a timeless tradition of spiritually minded
individuals throughout the world such as yourself Keoth, many gather
items from nature during the equinox. This helps to preserve the spirit
and energy released during the powerful spring equinox shift. These
items can be used later in the year when they are wanted as support or
reminders to further projects or emotions on a spiritual level. Thus,
flowers, leaves, rocks, fresh river water, or any of nature's bountiful
items gathered during the equinox can be both a reminder as well as a
server of the energy of new birth. All items gathered in nature during
the equinox continue to carry and perpetuate the spirit and energy of
spring throughout the year. Also, acts such as rituals, prayers, or
meditations performed during the gathering are additionally helpful.
So don't forget to plan a special walk in nature for gathering equinox
items this weekend. You'll be glad you did! Especially later on in the
year when you can turn to them as powerful energy- charged reminders of
the spring equinox. Think of them as galactic souvenirs. They help to
remind you of and connect you with a powerful place and time in the
universe you once visited, Spring Equinox 2005.
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